e-Rundschau: May 2017 #1 – TireRack Street Survival Coming Soon!

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Dear {first-name},

Sign up now as TireRack Street Survival, AutoCross School, and AX#1 are Coming Soon – SPACE IS LIMITED!




Saturday June 17th – 8:30AM – 4:30PM – Tire Rack Street Survival Car Control Clinic 

ARPCA members know any New/Newer Drivers?

  • ARPCA is hosting our first driver school geared to new teen drivers.  If you know of new licensed drivers, son, daughter, grand-child or neighbor please let them know about a fun way to learn more about handling their car.  They do not need to be an ARPCA member!
  • Primary emphasis of Tire Rack Street Survival® is a “hands-on” driving experience in real-world situations! We use your own car to teach you about handling limits and how you can control them. Students will become more observant
    of traffic situation they find themselves in. They will learn to look far enough ahead to anticipate unwise actions of other drivers. As students master the application of physics to drive their cars, they will make fewer unwise driving actions themselves.
  • It’s about more than driving – it’s about LIVING!  Thanks to support of Tire Rack, Michelin, Enterprise, BWM CCA Foundation, Pitt Ohio Express and Moon Township Ford we offer this event at a very low cost of $75.00. Space is limited.

Details & Registration Here




Wednesday May 31st  – 11:00aM – Porsche Touring Crew Lunch Returns for 2017!  Venture to Café Chocolade, a locally owned business with a European feel – located in Oakdale.  Meet fellow Porsche enthusiasts to enjoy lunch and be part of the parking lot Porsche display. You will not be disappointed by the view or the cuisine!

RSVP via MSR




Saturday June 3rd – 8:00AM – AUTOCROSS Returns – School & Event

Morning autocross school and afternoon open autocross event.

Autocross school is for all levels of driving.  During the morning school, drivers will learn about and experience vehicle dynamics through a series of exercises: braking, turning, accelerating, understanding the course, and driver development.  The school has been developed as much for the novice as for those who want to improve their existing skills.  Instructors will be prepared to teach everyone from first-time students to seasoned, veteran drivers.  All students who sign up for the autocross school will be automatically registered for the afternoon autocross.  

MORNING

Autocross School Register Here

(Limited to 15 students!)

AFTERNOON

AX Open Autocross Registration Here




Wednesday June 7th – 6:30PM – An ARPCA Evening at Narcisi 

Narcisi Logo Join the ARPCA membership for an evening at the Narcisi Winery!  This event was a huge success last fall, so we have again reserved the private pavilion at the Narcisi Winery!

RSVP via MSR




2017 Driver Education Series – Registration Filling Quickly 

We return once again to drive drive some fantastic road courses: Watkins Glen, PittRace and Mid-Ohio:

Watkins Glen – May 5, 6, 7 (SOLD OUT)

PittRace – August 4, 5, 6 (60% Filled)

Mid-Ohio – September 8, 9, 10 (55% Filled)




PVGP 2017 Registration Open
In 2017 ARPCA celebrates the 40th anniversary of the Porsche 928 being named European Car of the Year, the first time ever, and since, a sports car has been awarded such honor.  Race weekend highlights include:

PVGP Registration Here!
  • Fri July 14 – Glacier Tour Rally &  Welcome / Kick Off Party (Sponsored by Porsche Cars NA)
  • Sat July 15 – Intl Car Show, Porsche Top 10 Concours, Catered Tailgate, Vintage Car Races, Door Prizes and More
  • Sun July 16 – Porsche Car Show Day 2, Catered Tailgate, Vintage Car Races featuring MANY ARPCA Members to cheer on!



ARPCA Club Race…… Is on!  October 13-15, 2017 – PittRace 

Planning Meeting – All Invited May 20, 2017 9:00AM

Eyetique Corp Office – 1201 Banksville Road, Pittsburgh, PA 15216

Great news… ARPCA will host a 2017 Club Race which includes the PCA 944 Cup Nationals East ! Bill Sulouff leads helm as ARPCA Club Race Chairman with Past President George Patterson as Club Race Sales/Sponsor Chair.

Get involved with all the racing excitement!  To help either race-side or with sponsorship – send a quick email to either (or both) ensuring you are included on next communication:




Let’s Connect!

Allegheny Region

Porsche Club of America ARPCA

@alleghenyregionpca




Rundschau Electronic Copies Available Here

e-Rundschau: April 2017 #2 – Final Call Road Rally #1

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Dear {first-name},

Final call to register for ARPCA’s First Road Rally of 2017 – This Sunday!

Plus lots of other  events on the near horizon…




Sunday April 30th  – 10:30AM – Spring Road Rally – First Rally or 2017!

Forecast says 84F – Come on and exercise your Porsche’s legs!

The spring rally route is set and features some pretty intriguing back roads with some misdirection thrown in to play with your sense of direction. The two hour rally route should be enough to put some heat into your Porsches cold tires from its long winter nap.

More Details and Sign Up for Gimmick Rally on MSR




Saturday May 13th  – 9:00AM – Meguiar’s Car Detailing Session Fast Company – 1201 William Flinn Hwy, Glenshaw, PA 15116  hosts ARPCA for a car detailing session featuring a representative from Meguiar’s, a top line provider of automotive car solutions.

Register on MSR




Wednesday May 31st  – 11:00aM – Porsche Touring Crew Lunch Returns for 2017!  Venture to Café Chocolade, a locally owned business with a European feel – located in Oakdale.  Meet fellow Porsche enthusiasts to enjoy lunch and be part of the parking lot Porsche display. You will not be disappointed by the view or the cuisine!

RSVP via MSR




Saturday June 3rd – 8:00AM – AUTOCROSS Returns – School & Event

Morning autocross school and afternoon open autocross event.

Autocross school is for all levels of driving.  During the morning school, drivers will learn about and experience vehicle dynamics through a series of exercises: braking, turning, accelerating, understanding the course, and driver development.  The school has been developed as much for the novice as for those who want to improve their existing skills.  Instructors will be prepared to teach everyone from first-time students to seasoned, veteran drivers.  All students who sign up for the autocross school will be automatically registered for the afternoon autocross.  

MORNING

Autocross School Register Here

(Limited to 15 students!)

AFTERNOON

AX Open Autocross Registration Here




Wednesday June 7th – 6:30PM – An ARPCA Evening at Narcisi 

Narcisi Logo Join the ARPCA membership for an evening at the Narcisi Winery!  This event was a huge success last fall, so we have again reserved the private pavilion at the Narcisi Winery!

RSVP via MSR




2017 Driver Education Series – Registration Filling Quickly 

We return once again to drive drive some fantastic road courses: Watkins Glen, PittRace and Mid-Ohio:

Watkins Glen – May 5, 6, 7 (SOLD OUT)

PittRace – August 4, 5, 6 (60% Filled)

Mid-Ohio – September 8, 9, 10 (55% Filled)




Saturday June 17th – 8:30AM – 4:30PM – Tire Rack Street Survival Car Control Clinic 

  • ARPCA proudly presents the 2017 Tire Rack Street Survival program in Pittsburgh!
  • Primary emphasis of Tire Rack Street Survival® is a “hands-on” driving experience in real-world situations! We use your own car to teach you about handling limits and how you can control them. Students will become more observant of traffic situation they find themselves in. They will learn to look far enough ahead to anticipate unwise actions of other drivers. As students master the application of physics to drive their cars, they will make fewer unwise driving actions themselves. They will understand why they should always wear their own seatbelts, and why they should insist that their passengers wear seatbelts, too.​
  • It’s about more than driving – it’s about LIVING!  Thanks to support of Tire Rack, Michelin, Enterprise, BWM CCA Foundation, Pitt Ohio Express and Moon Township Ford we offer this event at a very low cost of $75.00. Space limited.

Details & Registration Here




PVGP 2017 Registration Open
In 2017 ARPCA celebrates the 40th anniversary of the Porsche 928 being named European Car of the Year, the first time ever, and since, a sports car has been awarded such honor.  Race weekend highlights include:

Click on the good Dr. above for complete PVGP details and to register!
  • Fri July 14 – Glacier Tour Rally &  Welcome / Kick Off Party (Sponsored by Porsche Cars NA)
  • Sat July 15 – Intl Car Show, Porsche Top 10 Concours, Catered Tailgate, Vintage Car Races, Door Prizes and More
  • Sun July 16 – Porsche Car Show Day 2, Catered Tailgate, Vintage Car Races featuring MANY ARPCA Members to cheer on!



ARPCA Club Race…… Is on!  October 13-15, 2017 – PittRace 

Great news… ARPCA will host a 2017 Club Race which includes the PCA 944 Cup Nationals East ! Bill Sulouff leads helm as ARPCA Club Race Chairman with Past President George Patterson as Club Race Sales/Sponsor Chair.

Get involved with all the racing excitement!  To help either race-side or with sponsorship – send a quick email to either (or both) ensuring you are included on next communication:




Let’s Connect!

Allegheny Region

Porsche Club of America ARPCA

@alleghenyregionpca




Rundschau Electronic Copies Available Here

Autocross #3 – Greensburg Jeannette Regional Airport

The smell of fall is in the air and that means its time to run to cones one last time at the almost famous “Airport Autocross.” Register HERE!!!

Join ARPCA as we run the cones one more time for 2015 on October 24th. The schedule for the day will be as follows:

Schedule:

  • Gates open 8am
  • Open Course walk 8:15-9:30
  • Registration begins 8-9:15
  • Tech 8:30-9:30
  • Guided course walk 9:30
  • Drivers meeting 9:45
  • First Car off 10:00
  • Number of runs will be determined by number of participants – There will at least be 4 runs per driver in the AM and 4 in the PM session

If multiple drives in one car must register separately!

Autocross (AX) will give you the opportunity to test yourself and develop your own skill set, as well as learn the limits of your vehicle in a safe and controlled environment. All events are based around a course made of traffic cones and each lap timed for each driver. AX seldom exceeds speeds of 60 mph and has no “wheel to wheel” competition.

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Last DE of 2015 Mid-O

Be a part of the fourth and final record setting ARPCA DE in 2015 at Mid-O September 12 & 13 (plus lapping day for those approved Fri Sept 11).  Tim, Drake and Paul have already put on three outstanding DEs in 2015 at Watkins Glen and PittRace so join them for the finale at Mid-O.  Garages are 100% sold out and only a few a few spots for students and instructors remain – don’t miss out on the fun!

Register On MSR Today

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2015 Car Control Clinic

ARPCA’s Car Control Clinic is a PERFECT opportunity to learn more about you, your new car, or to to brush up on excellent defensive driving skills in a safe environment.  The Car Control Clinic is hands-on, in-car training consisting of classroom discussion of vehicle dynamics and human dynamics followed by four hours of in-car instruction.  This is a great course for drivers of new to them cars, new drivers and not so new drivers alike.

More details here but sign up NOW – Space is limited and event SELLS OUT EVERY YEAR!

Direct Link to Registration – Click Here

2015 ARPCA DE Schedule

Drive with us at some of America’s greatest tracks!

The 2015 season sill be here soon.  Plan to come experience what performance driving is all about.  We’ll manage 4 drivers education events on some North America’s most beautiful tracks. Events are Saturday & Sunday with a invitation only “lapping day” Friday for instructors and highly experienced students.

Click here for more information on what an ARPCA DE is and what it entails.

Click here for great read by our own Ralph Gaudio explaining why you SHOULD do a DE!

We are returning to 3 favorites: Watkins Glen, PittRace, and Mid-Ohio.

These DEs along with 3 Auto-Cross (solo) events, Instructor Clinic, and Car Control Clinic will keep us very busy!

Support Material for Track events (such as Participant Guide, Track map, run-group assignments, etc.) will be posted when completed.  Until then…

Our 2015 venues are:

Location Date Student Cost Contact Register
Watkins Glen (NY) May 8-10 $405 Track Team ARPCA WGI Registration
PittRace (PA) June 6-7 $370 Track Team ARPCA PIRC#1 Registration
PittRace (PA) Aug 8-9 $425 Track Team ARPCA PIRC#2 Registration
Mid-Ohio (OH) Sept 11-13 $395 Track Team ARPCA Mid-O Registration

About each track:

Watkins Glen (May 8-10, 2015) DONE!

Watkins Glen International (nicknamed “The Glen”) is located near Watkins Glen, New York, at the southern tip of Seneca Lake. Long known around the world as home of the United States Grand Prix, which it hosted for 20 consecutive years (1961–1980).  The Glen has been home to road racing of nearly every class for over 50 years, including Formula One, World Sportscar Championship, Can-Am, NASCAR Sprint Cup Series, and IndyCar Series.

We run the 3.4 miles Grand Prix configuration which is enjoyed by both new and experienced drivers. Friday we host lapping day for instructors and very advanced students. DE runs Sat and Sun.

Watkins Glen Track Map

Pitt Race

Pitt Race is just 20 minutes north of Pittsburgh International Airport and is a welcome addition to the Western PA region. It’s North Track, a 1.4 mile course and the Vehicle Dynamics Area (VDA), 5+ acres of pavement for auto-cross and car control – PIRC caters to new drivers as well as seasoned professionals.

This venue and event is perfect for first time participants!

In 2015 the long anticipated South Track opens in time for our August Event.  North and South Tracks combined will provide an awesome course with 19 turns over 2.75 miles… in our own backyard!

Track Info: Pitt Race

(Jun 6-7 – NORTH TRACK) DONE!

(Aug 8-9 – FULL NEW TRACK – 2.75mi) DONE!

Pitt Race south track tour, low speed for studying:

PIRC North Track Only

PIRC Full Course – North & South Track Combined

Mid-Ohio (Sept 11-13DONE!

A road course which is one of the great auto racing facilities nestled in the rolling hills of Lexington, OH. This 2.4 mile technical road course is enjoyed by drivers of all skills.

Put this on your calendar now! Mid-Ohio is beautiful early-September. Friday we host a lapping day for instructors and very advanced students. DE runs Sat and Sun.

  • Participant Guide: Review before attending. Includes directions, hotels, times, etc.

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Mid-Ohio Track Map

All types of vehicles welcome!

In addition to Porsches, we have Audis, BMWs, Corvettes, Lotuses, Mazdas, Minis, Subarus (just to name a few) come participate. All that required is a valid state inspection and 2015 Safety & Tech Inspection (Form Here) completed by a qualified Porsche mechanic. 

Registration Process

Driving event registration is conducted online through MotorsporReg (MSR) – http://arpca.motorsportreg.com.

The earlier you sign up the better we are able to plan – there is limited downside.  When registering for an event you will be asked for a credit card.  We will not charge your credit card for the event until approximately 30 days prior to event.  Due to significant track deposits, each event has a specific cancellation policy which can be found in the MSR registration.  Keep your data current!  It is important that we have a current valid email address for you. Please remember to update your information in the future should there be any changes.

What happens if the event is sold out? You are put on a wait list. Both Instructor and Driver applications are accepted on a first come, first serve basis, provided all eligibility requirements have been met. There are a limited number of Student spaces available for our events. This number may vary from one venue to another. The event registrar will inform you of your status (confirmed or waitlist) before the event.

Tire Rack Street Survival 2014

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Sunday, September 28th, 9:00AM-4:30PM

The Allegheny Region PCA and Allegheny Chapter BMWCCA join forces and proudly present the 2014 Tire Rack Street Survival Program to Pittsburgh!

The primary emphasis of the Tire Rack Street Survival® is a “hands-on” driving experience in real-world situations! We use your own car to teach you about its handling limits and how you can control them. The students will become more observant of the traffic situation they find themselves in. They will learn to look far enough ahead to anticipate unwise actions of other drivers. As the students master the application of physics to drive their cars, they will make fewer unwise driving actions themselves. They will understand why they should always wear their own seatbelts, and why they should insist that their passengers wear seatbelts, too.

It’s about more than driving – it’s about LIVING!

Cost Per Student – $75.

See our FAQ page at: www.streetsurvival.org/frequently-asked-questions.php

Any questions after reviewing the FAQ page call Bill Wade, National Program Manager, @ 864-438-2060 (8 am – 8 pm EST)

Register by Sept 26th thru MSR Here

ONLY 5 SPOTS LEFT – REGISTER TODAY!

***  SOLD OUT!!!  ***

You can still register as wait-list in case of a cancellation but also to be notified of next school.

BE SURE TO NOTE YOUR PCA AFFILIATION TOO!

ARPCA / EBR August 9 & 10 Weekend Track Event

The ARPCA / EBR DE at Pitt Race on August 9 & 10 is almost here! 

Join The Allegheny Region PCA and Eastern Buckeye PCA at PittRace for a great weekend of track activities. With only a month left before this event, time is running out register today!

Three(3) events are planned for this weekend, 

For those that may be new to this annual event, here’s some background on the facility at PittRace:

  • The facility just 20 minutes north of PittsburghInternationalAirport
  • The North Track is a 1.6 mile course with over 8 turns, sweeps and elevation changes.
  • The track has a high-quality surface and is well maintained.

  • The Vehicle Dynamics Area (VDA), 5+ acres of pavement that we’ll be using for a car control activities to refine car handling skills. These include Slalom and Stop, Avoidance and Skidpad exercises.

All types of vehicles are welcome!

In addition to Porsches, we have Audis, BMWs, Corvettes, Lotuses, Mazdas, Minis, Subarus  come and participate. All that is required is that you have a technical safety inspection completed by your local mechanic.

Come for a party

In addition on on-track activities the club will also be having a social gathering at the track Saturday Evening. Have your family come up to enjoy good food and drink with friends.

Come see a new facility being built

PittRace is investing millions in upgrading the facility and creating a new 2.88-mile track. The new track is scheduled to open in 2014!  The improvements are already underway! The track has paved the driveway to the track and the driver’s paddock area. Pitt Race has added additional “Air-Conditioned” rest rooms with showers in the paddock area.  Camping is available, for a nominal weekend fee (slightly more with hook-ups), which is purchased directly with PittRace as you enter the gate. 

New to Track Events?

First time? No worries. Our clubs excels in making sure your experience is safe and enjoyable. You will be paired with an instructor who will be knowledgeable in driving your type of car at speed. Your day will begin with a drivers meeting, classroom instruction and then out onto the track. We run rain or shine – many drivers find that running in the rain is just as enjoyable – the major difference is everything just happens at lower speeds.

You will need a SNELL 2005 or newer rated helmet.   Helmets can be rented at the track pro shop for new drivers.

If You Prefer Auto-X

An Auto Cross is also going to be held at the track on Sunday on the VDA. Autocross (AX) will give you the opportunity to test yourself and develop your own skill set, as well as learn the limits of your vehicle in a safe and controlled environment. All events are based around a course made of traffic cones and each lap timed for each driver. AX seldom exceeds speeds of 60 mph and has no “wheel to wheel” competition.

How Do I register or get more information?

If you have questions or would like to discuss any aspect of our Events contact: Track@ARPCA.com

Can’t Attend?

If you can’t attend consider our other track event on September 5 – 7, 2014

Mid-Ohio road course is one of the great auto racing facilities and is nestled in the rolling hills of Lexington, OH.  This 2.3 mile technical road course is enjoyed by both new as well as experienced drivers. This is a perennial favorite. ARPCA-MidOhio

      

ARPCA / EBR August 9 & 10 Weekend Track Event

The ARPCA / EBR DE at Pitt Race on August 9 & 10 is almost here! 

Join The Allegheny Region PCA and Eastern Buckeye PCA at PittRace for a great weekend of track activities. With only a month left before this event, time is running out register today!

Three(3) events are planned for this weekend, 

For those that may be new to this annual event, here’s some background on the facility at PittRace:

  • The facility just 20 minutes north of PittsburghInternationalAirport
  • The North Track is a 1.6 mile course with over 8 turns, sweeps and elevation changes.
  • The track has a high-quality surface and is well maintained.

  • The Vehicle Dynamics Area (VDA), 5+ acres of pavement that we’ll be using for a car control activities to refine car handling skills. These include Slalom and Stop, Avoidance and Skidpad exercises.

All types of vehicles are welcome!

In addition to Porsches, we have Audis, BMWs, Corvettes, Lotuses, Mazdas, Minis, Subarus  come and participate. All that is required is that you have a technical safety inspection completed by your local mechanic.

Come for a party

In addition on on-track activities the club will also be having a social gathering at the track Saturday Evening. Have your family come up to enjoy good food and drink with friends.

Come see a new facility being built

PittRace is investing millions in upgrading the facility and creating a new 2.88-mile track. The new track is scheduled to open in 2014!  The improvements are already underway! The track has paved the driveway to the track and the driver’s paddock area. Pitt Race has added additional “Air-Conditioned” rest rooms with showers in the paddock area.  Camping is available, for a nominal weekend fee (slightly more with hook-ups), which is purchased directly with PittRace as you enter the gate. 

New to Track Events?

First time? No worries. Our clubs excels in making sure your experience is safe and enjoyable. You will be paired with an instructor who will be knowledgeable in driving your type of car at speed. Your day will begin with a drivers meeting, classroom instruction and then out onto the track. We run rain or shine – many drivers find that running in the rain is just as enjoyable – the major difference is everything just happens at lower speeds.

You will need a SNELL 2005 or newer rated helmet.   Helmets can be rented at the track pro shop for new drivers.

If You Prefer Auto-X

An Auto Cross is also going to be held at the track on Sunday on the VDA. Autocross (AX) will give you the opportunity to test yourself and develop your own skill set, as well as learn the limits of your vehicle in a safe and controlled environment. All events are based around a course made of traffic cones and each lap timed for each driver. AX seldom exceeds speeds of 60 mph and has no “wheel to wheel” competition.

How Do I register or get more information?

If you have questions or would like to discuss any aspect of our Events contact: Track@ARPCA.com

Can’t Attend?

If you can’t attend consider our other track event on September 5 – 7, 2014

Mid-Ohio road course is one of the great auto racing facilities and is nestled in the rolling hills of Lexington, OH.  This 2.3 mile technical road course is enjoyed by both new as well as experienced drivers. This is a perennial favorite. ARPCA-MidOhio

      

Car Control Clinic 2014

Join us Sat May 24th at PittRace (just 20 minutes from Cranberry) for the annual ARPCA Car Control Clinic.  This is the PERFECT opportunity to learn more about you and your car in a very safe environment. We will use the SIX-ACRE Vehicle Dynamic Area (VDA) to provide a complete educational experience! The Car Control Clinic is hands-on, in-car training that consists of a classroom discussion of vehicle and human dynamics followed by four hours of in-car instruction in accident avoidance and defensive driving maneuvers.

The Clinic can teach students what typical driving schools can’t: what to do when something goes wrong in the car – and provide opportunity to practice these maneuvers in a safe environment.
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